Newborn Babies, Bawling Moms

They want laws to make insurers pay for longer hospital stays

It is likely the most reviled fiat in recent medical history: 24 hours after childbirth, mother and baby are out the hospital door, cut off by their insurer. "So negligent," says Kathy Sargent, an expectant mother in Westport, Conn. "Appalling," says Randi Curran of San Francisco, who will give birth this spring. "It must be men who made up this policy."

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